Kolapo Olapoju

Award-winning development/investigative journalist and editor of TheCable, Nigeria

Kolapo Olapoju is an award-winning development/investigative journalist and currently, editor of TheCable, Nigeria’s leading digital newspaper.

Olapoju, a 2020 DAME Awards honouree for child-friendly reporting and 2021 Fetisov Journalism Awards finalist, has contributed to finding solutions to some of the problems bedevilling Nigeria through his work.


He has done extensive reporting on a wide range of issues affecting underserved populations. His work has been widely featured internationally and most recently, used as a case study for a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded research.


Olapoju is leading a team of gifted journalists at TheCable to revolutionise news consumption, foster inclusive reporting, influence policy decisions, and impact the lives of disenfranchised and underprivileged Nigerians.